Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by onemoremile, Aug 24, 2006.
Topic says it all. Is it okay to use city tap water to water my plants?
I use tap water all the time. I let it sit 24hrs so the chlorine can evaporate. Then you are all good.
Most people like filtered water cause it is easier to work with. And they only want the best for their ladies.
Don't worry so much about the chlorine,,, BUT the PPM is something that might be an issue..
PPM from the tap should be below 200.. I have seen PPM come from the tap that was 242 in California. This water was so HARD that aeroponic and hydroponic gardens could not be grown without a filter..
do YOU know about PH... ?
I use city tap water that has a starting PPM of 500. Been using it in hydro and aero for many years.
Chlorine and Ammonia are infused into the water, and will dissipate if let to sit for at least 24 hours. Some people say that aerating the water will speed this process.
How can you be sooooooo concerned about vinegar and then use 500ppm water straight from the tap.. where do you live Afghanistan...
500ppm.. ahahahha your killing me
Are you reading your meter correctly.. get that thing calibrated...
I'm not concerned about vinegar, it will work, temporarily. What I said was that it's a shitty thing to use for pH control. Phosphoric acid or fulvic acid are much better to use because you don't get the rebound, and the plant can use it. Even nitric acid is better than vinegar.
Yes, San Diego's water is high in dissolved solids, but the hardness factor is not high, so it's not a problem for me. No one here even uses the hard water micro. If it was hard water, a good grower can make adjustments.
So you have to get your meter calibrated, huh? I have 3 monitors in use, and I calibrate them regularly. When you're older, you'll be able to do it yourself, too.
I thought you'd be a bit more fierce..
we're making progress.. : )
BTW.. I am coming down to SD next week to do some filming.. wanna get a cup of coffee?
Lol. I thought he was gonna rip you a new one too. lol. I guess y'all are making progress. You both sound like smart guys. You just have different techniques.
Btw my tap ppm is about 250-350. I havent had a problem yet.
Naw, I don't drink coffee with Gnomes. You guys can't even reach the coffee table!
But we can have a bag of vapor!
Or do some tokin' and jokin'.
noob question, how do you check the ppm (i'm imagining some Radio Shack type device)? And for those who grow 3-4 plants at once, how do you manage the 24 hr water evaporation cycle, you must go through 3-4 rotating buckets of water a day if the water has to sit for 24hrs, no?
Read my "basics of growing weed" in the general mj section. Should answer a lot of your questions.
are you growing hydroponicaly?
if so you should pick up a PPM meter.. They are a bit pricey but I recommend getting a GREAT meter.. it will be a life long investment that will pay for itself 1000 times over..
check this baby out.. : )
golden a good place to get a good cup of joe in sd is in aberden at the red rooster. its on main streetask ne 1 where it is they will tell u. happy filming. what are you going to film? the bufflo in ipswitch or the bikers in sturgis?
I'm on my first grow and in a pinch a few times I would run out and buy 5 gallons of Culligan from the store. I got it from the machine that's in the store. Allegedly the water is carbon filtered and reverse distilled. Which to me, meant that the chlorine would have been gone. The plants have never complained, but I just thought I'd see if anyone else has any opinions or criticisms.
personally, I love it when our moderators disagree. it shows there are different ways to accomplish the same thing.
I get a kick out of watching too.
Just remember... Widow is always right. Unless Potroast says im wrong. lol.
there is medication that can fix that...all of it!!
i got 4 flowering ladies and 4 vegging ladies and i use 4 gallon jugs and i do fine. just refill them right after use. besides i only water every 3 days at the minimum, and my planter with 4 ladies usually only gets 1 gallon of water, my vegging girls much less.
yeah man, that dude has been growing since the renaissance time period.
What's with all the folks named after food around here?
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